Stephen Leacock, "The Tyranny of Prohibition,"
The Social Criticism of Stephen Leacock, ed. Alan Bowker
(U of Toronto Press, 1973) 65-66.
"Moreover, it has to be acknowledged that there are
throughout the United States and Canada great numbers of
people who are strongly in favor of prohibition for
everybody except themselves. The South went dry by the vote
of the whites who proposed to keep drink away from the
blacks, not for the sake of their souls, but in order to get
more work out of them. The manufacturer voted his employees
dry with the same expectation, proposing for himself to
remain 'wet.' The shopkeepers of the towns voted the farmers
dry, so as to get more money in trade. The farmers who live
in the country where it is dark and silent, helped to vote
the cities into dryness as a spite against their lights and